Spotify boss: “We haven’t really started yet”
Spotify co-founder Daniel Ek has been talking frankly about his company's business model and future plans. Is it on target with its revenue forecasts?
June 30, 2009
Music sites launch Michael Jackson tributes
You’ve probably already heard that Michael Jackson has died: it’s going to be all over both mainstream and social media for some time yet. Music sites and stores have been quick to post their tributes to the star,...
June 26, 2009
Report claims Spotify making 14p per user from ads
The Register claims to have dug up some worrying figures on how much money Spotify is making in the UK from advertising.
June 26, 2009
Spotify launches “CD-quality” streaming for premium subscribers
Spotify's quest to get more users to upgrade to its paid-for premium service continues, with the announcement that it's upping the streaming quality of the premium version.
June 22, 2009
MySpace Music set for UK launch in September
The Telegraph is reporting that MySpace Music will go international this September with its UK launch, according to its ad agency sources.
June 19, 2009
Spotify: Ted Cohen loves it, dance gurus don’t
Music industry luminary Ted Cohen is a big fan of Spotify, judging by this post on the MidemNet blog. “I can’t wait until Spotify is available in the U.S,” he writes. “Until then, we are a 3rd world...
June 8, 2009
We7 to launch iPhone app by Christmas
UK streaming music service We7 is developing its own iPhone application, and hopes to have it available on the App Store by the end of this year, CEO Steve Purdham has told Music Ally.
June 5, 2009
Spotify offering free MP3 downloads to Premium sign-ups
Spotify is kicking off a new campaign to persuade users of its free version to upgrade to a premium subscription, with the campaign involving giving away free MP3 downloads by The Third Degree and Empire Of The Sun.
June 4, 2009
Opinion: Do pre-release album streams encourage cherry-picking?
I've abandoned Spotify and iTunes this morning in favour of MySpace, listening to pre-release streams of the new albums by Kasabian and Little Boots.A few plays later, and I've got a pretty good idea which tracks...
June 3, 2009
Hulu considering introducing ad-free premium version
Forget ''free'' - all the buzz is around ''freemium'' this year. By which we mean services that entice users with an ad-supported free version, before trying to upsell them to a paid premium one.
June 1, 2009
Placebo reveal private pre-release album playback
While many artists and labels are striking pre-release streaming deals with services like MySpace Music, Spotify and We7, Placebo have gone a different route for their new album.
May 29, 2009